Posted at: 11/11/2013 11:28 AM
Children are exposed to increasing amounts of gun violence in PG-13 movies.
A new Ohio State University study reveals gun violence in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985 when the rating was first introduced. In fact, researchers say violence in PG-13 movies has now exceeded the level found in R-rated films.
Experts say these findings are concerning because studies have shown that exposure to violence on television and in movies increases aggressive thoughts and behaviors.
The Motion Picture Association had no comment on this study.